Tuesday, August 25, 2009

In Surrey, they'd rather have shit than homeless people

Sad but true:

A controversial manure cure for homelessness in Surrey was apparently the result of discussions between city staff and members of the Surrey RCMP, Deputy City Manager Dan Bottrill said Monday.

Bottrill said he is still trying to determine exactly who came up with the idea of spreading smelly chicken manure around a Whalley social service building to drive away vagrants.

City bylaw staff, RCMP and members of the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association (that represents local merchants) were involved in the talks, Bottrill said.

Bottrill said the Aug. 14 dumping at the Front Room drop-in centre in the 10600-block of 135A Street appears to be have been a result of a "well-intentioned" attempt at finding a solution to the problem of the many homeless people who hang out in the area.

Source. Of course, the city is now backpedalling furiously now that the story has hit the media...

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